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This year, The National Lottery Awards are looking for individuals and small groups of people who have made an outstanding impact in their community. They are especially interested in those who have adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nominations are open to tho…

RRR Fund Reopens

3rd August 2020

The Community Response, Recovery and Resilience fund has reopened for applications. This next round of funding is focused on the Recovery phase with grants between £1,000 and £5,000 available to constituted community groups and registered charities with an…
Laura Chow, People’s Postcode Lottery head of charities, said: “In just three years, players have more than doubled the total amount raised to over £600m. This is truly an incredible achievement. “The funding that millions of people across Britain raise by playing People’s Postco…
Four in ten respondents also noted that charity shops provided jobs and volunteering opportunities at a time when the UK is facing recession. The figures also suggested that charity shops could be particularly beneficial for younger people conscious of costs and the environment.…
Hugh Arnott, a consultant who advises organisations on how to make the most of their income, said the public react most generously when adversity strikes. “We see it time and again when appeals go out, even ones unrelated to this country. People empathise closely with good causes…
With an annual requirement to raise over £1milllon, and with little statutory support, fundraising activities are essential to the survival of the charity. Deborah Roe, fundraising director at SBH Scotland said: “This year has been difficult for so many charities. The cancellatio…
Helen Wray, programme manager at Foundation Scotland, said: “We have so far supported over 770 groups, collectively supporting over 890,000 people across the country. We have worked hard to get support to where it is needed most through this challenging time. “Through our continu…

BHF could cut 300 jobs

31st July 2020

Dr Charmaine Griffiths, the BHF’s chief executive, said: “The coronavirus crisis is the single biggest challenge we’ve faced in our 60-year history and, despite the tireless commitment of our BHF team and supporters, threatens our life-saving work for the coming years. “In additi…
Comic Relief have announced a new funding opportunity for organisations that will make a significant contribution to their sector. What is Change Makers? Change Makers is focused on creating change in the wider world, whether locally or nationally. This could be t…
Dame Ellen MacArthur, charity founder and former round the world yachtswoman, said the change would make a real difference  to organisations supported by lottery money. She said: “I have seen first-hand the real difference funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery ca…

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